Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

These Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches are moist, chewy chocolate pudding cookies full of chopped mini Reese’s. They are sandwiched around a delicious peanut butter cream cheese icing to make a wonderful cookie sandwich.

If you enjoy these cookie sandwiches, you should also try my Strawberry Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches or Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches stacked on white stand with Reese's cups around it

Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

So my gym has a pretty sweet little media room. I know, a media room at a gym? What’s that like?

Well, they have a weekly schedule posted outside of the room that tells you which movie will be playing each day of the week. It’s one movie a day and it plays on repeat. The room is mostly dark, but you can still see what you’re doing. There’s bike machines, treadmills and ellipticals.

I have been excited to use that room ever since I joined the gym – a year ago. I finally used it for the first time last night.Top view of Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches stacked on a yellow plate

Why did it take me so long? Well, partly because they don’t always play a movie that I really feel like watching. Also partly because I don’t just do cardio during my workout. I also use weights and machines. And often, I forget about the media room since it’s kind of in the back of the gym. I usually remember it when I’m going to do weights and by then my cardio is done.

But when I went to the gym earlier this week, I saw that Thursday was the movie Divergent. I knew at that moment that it would be the first time I used that room.

Two chocolate cookie sandwiches are stacked and the top one has a bite taken out of itPeanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches stacked on white platter with Reese's candy around it

I did not want to go to the gym yesterday. One side of me tried so hard to give the other side a good reason to not bother. It’s so cold (like 18 degrees!)! I have things to do, things to bake. I have to walk the dogs (we are dog sitting my brother’s dog so there’s 2 of them right now). So many good reasons to drive right on by it on my way home. I literally drive RIGHT by it.

But I didn’t. I went. I needed to get more Fitbit steps. Then I got there and remembered Divergent! And I was so glad I didn’t drive past! I own the movie, but whatever.

I was pretty sore from my workout on Wednesday with lots of weight, so I planned on just doing cardio. So the cardio media room was just perfect for last night. And I walked into the room right around the part that starts to get interesting (capture the flag) and left when it started being less about Tris and Four and more about other things (the serum and taking down Abnegation).

Perfect. Just me, a treadmill and Four. Plus, like 6 or 7 other people. Bring it.

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches stacked on white standReese's Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches stacked on gold plate with candy around it

Of course then I came home and did another round of brownie baking and taste testing (recipe soon!) and the workout was a wash, but it’s gotta be done! Taste testing is a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

My small group was more than happy to be the taste testers of these chocolate cookie sandwiches. They were a big hit, but of course when is chocolate and peanut butter not a hit? I’ve had a few people ask when this recipe would finally be up on the blog so they could make them, so here it finally is.

The cookies are soft and chewy, with the help of a dry pudding mix. The chopped mini Reese’s are totally necessary, obviously. And the best way to make a peanut butter icing is with cream cheese. No joke, the icing was most peoples’ favorite part. Cream cheese + peanut butter = winning.

You know what else equals winning? Cookies + icing. They are just meant to be. Do it!!

Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches stacked on a white cake stand

More Reese’s Desserts You Might Like:

Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecakes
Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
Mini Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter  Cheesecake Trifles
Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Icebox Cake
Reese’s Chocolate Cookie Cups
Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Shortcake Bars

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Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches on white stand
Recipe

Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 18-20 Cookie Sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches are moist, chewy chocolate pudding cookies full of chopped mini Reese’s. They are sandwiched around a delicious peanut butter cream cheese icing to make a wonderful cookie sandwich.


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Ingredients

REESES CHOCOLATE COOKIES 

  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3.4 oz package dry instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup mini Reeses, chopped
  • 23 tsp milk

PEANUT BUTTER CREAM CHEESE ICING 

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 12 tbsp water or milk, if needed

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
3. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
4. With the mixer on low speed, add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, dry pudding mix and cocoa powder.
5. Stir in chopped Reeses. Add milk, if needed, to help dough come together. Dough will be thick.
6. Make balls of about 1 tbsp and then flatten a bit into thick discs and place on cookie sheet. They will spread a little while they bake.
7. Bake for about 7-8 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
9. While cookies cool, make icing. Beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
10. Slowly add 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
11. Mix in the peanut butter.
12. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add water or milk until it’s a smooth consistency.
13. Once cookies are cool, make cookie sandwiches.

Keywords: homemade cookies, peanut butter cookie sandwiches, reeses peanut butter cookies, chocolate peanut butter cookies, peanut butter dessert, reeses peanut butter cookie, reeses cookies

Enjoy!

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30 Comments
  1. Sandy

    I love peanut butter combination icing, but I have someone who is everything chocolate. How would you make a chocolate icing for these! Please?

  2. Monica Wadsworth

    Hello. We just made these. The directions don’t tell how to store them. With cream cheese….I’m feeling like put into the fridge….but then they will get hard!? :/
    What do I do???

  3. Sue Ann Williams

    I love these cookies, but mine went flat is it because I flattened it too much?? How can I get fat cookies like yours??

  4. betty

    7-8 minutes cooking time is not enough. cookies were not baked thru and therefore heavy. Icing was fine. not a keeper

  5. Matea

    I would happily run on a treadmill while watching Four, er, Divergent 😉
    These cookie sandwiches look delicious! Add a glass of milk and my new movie obsession (Divergent *cough*) and I’ll be good for a few hours!

  6. Kelly

    I’ve been lazy with my workouts lately because of the cold weather but a media room would totally motivate me more. Love these cookie sandwiches! Chocolate and peanut butter is the ultimate combo! They look incredible!

  7. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Congrats on making it to the gym!! It would be very hard for me to actually leave the house (in this freaking cold weather) and go to the gym. We have a treadmill at home that I run on regularly so I have no excuses. . I would gladly run a few miles for one of these peanut butter cookie sandwiches! I’m a peanut-butter-a-holic! I LOVED Divergent! you need to watch the entire movie!!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      I’m so jealous you have a treadmill at home! I want one! I actually have seen Divergent, several times, and own it. 🙂 But I’ll never turn down the chance to watch it while working out – great distraction! 🙂

  8. Rustedrecipebox

    I too have to visit the gym to counteract the taste testing! The recipe looks great. Chocolate plus peanut butter is always a win.

  9. Lindsey@American+Heritage+Cooking

    My gym in Cleveland had a media room that I think I used twice…once because they were playing How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and once because there were no other free treadmills! I love these cookie sandwiches. My favorite flavor combo ever. Hands down. PB & Chocolate FTW!

  10. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    All my favorites in an awesome cookie!!! And that filling…where is the bowl and the spoon? Love these!

  11. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert

    If I could find a gym with a media room I would probably work out more. And these cookies just made my day! I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter!

  12. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate cookies stuffed with more peanut butter! These sound amazing!

  13. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    A MEDIA ROOM?! Why does my gym not have that! I might actually do cardio…because I do zero now…. Haha!
    And chocolate and peanut butter anything is my life…so these babies? Just ship them to my face please! Pinned!

  14. Mir

    These make me so happy! I love peanut butter frosting on anything, but sandwiched between PB cup cookies is the best.
    I would so be at movie time at the gym! I love the gyms that do that. They’re awesome.

Lindsay
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I'm a wife and mom to twin boys, a baby girl and a sweet black lab with a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the sugar!

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